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2 Day South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – Summer

Sail Among Icebergs & Visit Skaftafell National Park

Enjoy a 2 Day South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour with a visit to Skaftafell National Park with accommodation and breakfast included.

Day 1 – South Coast Highlights

Our two-day tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull.Our next stop will be at Skógar where we will see Skógafoss Waterfall. It’s also 60 m in height and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Our next stop will be at the village of Vík where you will find black sand beaches with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks. After that we go to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the Vatnajokull National Park, where we’ll have a short stop. The glacier tongues there give the national park a majestic fairy tale scenery. Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon has been a film location of many Hollywood movies. It is located at the end of an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajokull Glacier. Huge pieces of ice calve from the glacier and end up floating in the lagoon and out to sea. After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs we will drive to our accommodation in the Country Hotel Gerði. The rooms all have bathroom. Free WiFi is available in the dining room, and the restaurant uses mainly local products on the menu. Breakfast is included in the price.

Day 2 – Total Glacier Encounter

After breakfast we spend time at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon were it’s possible to enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride among icebergs of all shapes (fee not included). We also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look for seals which may be spotted in the lagoon. One of the highlights of the trip is awaiting us. We’re going to get up close and personal with the glacier. It’s made up of fallen snow, not frozen water, as some might think. But how does it turn into ice then? Simply by compression due to the weight of the snow as it keeps accumulating. It’s just like taking a handful of fluffy snow and squeezing into a hard snowball, and keep doing so for hundreds of years. The ice eventually gets so compact that most of the air is forced out of it. This is the reason why glacial ice alone can have that fascinating crystal blue color – and the older the ice, the better.We pull out the crampons for one hour long glacier hike in the Skaftafell area – enjoying fabulous views all the way.

In order to join the glacier hike you will need to have good hiking shoes. The crampons cannot be fitted onto sneakers or other light walking shoes. At locations where the glacier flows more rapidly, giant cracks called crevasses are formed. So this is why it would be so dangerous to walk on a glacier without a specialized tour guide – the crevasses can get covered over by snow.

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Price from

49.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík

Highlights

Skógafoss Waterfall ● Seljalandsfoss Waterfall ● Reynisfjara Black Beach ● Skaftafell Nature Reserve ● Vatnajökull National Park ● Glacial hike ● Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Available

April 16th - September 15th

Departure

Daily

Departure time

09:00

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Included

icon v Fully guided tour and mini bus transport

icon v 1x Night accommodation

icon v Breakfast on Day 2

icon v 1 Hour glacial hike (crampons included)

icon v Hotel pickup in Reykjavík

Note

  •  Meals are not included, other than breakfast on day 2
  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is not included
  • glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of the participants. The operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customer
  • It can happen that the glacier hike is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the cost of the glacier hike
  • Reservation is necessary
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

We recommend you bring

The weather in Iceland is ever changing and winters can be very cold. It is very important to dress accordingly:
  • hiking boots (over ankle)
  • waterproof parka
  • warm hat & winter gloves
  • wool or fleece sweater / jacket
  • NO jeans or trainers
  • Good hiking shoes & warm socks are an essential part of the tour

    2 Day South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – Summer

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